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Simply measure the lengths times the width of all the desired areas to be covered and add them together to determine your square footage. Remember each pallet cover 400 sq, feet.

How Much Sod Will I Need?

Clean areas of weeds and other undesired material to have a clean planting dirt base to ensure that the sod takes properly.

How Should I Prepare the Area Before Laying Sod?

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How Do I Install Sod?

After preparing the ground properly and leveling install sod and water immediately. Remember that sod is a perishable product and the sod cannot sit on the pallet for more than 24 to 48 hours depending on the time of year (ask our staff to be sure).  

 

NOTE: SOD INSTALLED IN SHADY AREAS DOES NOT REQUIRE AS MUCH WATER AS SUNNY AREAS.

What Type of Sod Should I Lay?

The number one thing when considering what type of sod that you choose for your yard is the amount of care and maintenance required.  You should also take into consideration your specific yard environment and what types of sod will best flourish in your yard.  

How Quickly Can I Get Sod Delivered?

Typically within a week and most of the time much sooner.

How Should I Care for Sod?

Once installation is complete you will need to keep sod moist by watering sufficiently onceper day. Watering is best done in the early morning hours. For sod planted in full-sun, water about 1" for at least 10 days after installation. Throughout the next few weeks, gradually reduce water. Infrequent deep watering maximizes drought resistance and tolerance. Remeber: sod planted in shaded areas will require less water than sod planted in full sun.

What Diseases and Pests Attack Sod?

Fungus – Brown leaf spot & Brown patch

 

Pests – Cinch bug, Sod web worm, and Army worm

How Can I Order Sod?

After measuring and determining what type of sod you need please call us at (386) 547-5777.  Remember if you need help determining what type of sod is best for your yard please contact our expert staff.

Common Weed Issues with Sod

The best weed control is a thick and healthy grass.  This is accomplished by utilizing proper maintenance practices.  If weeds appear please consult a professional.

Tips on Fertilizing Sod

You should fertilize four times year. Fertilization should be done approximately four times a year with a granular fertilizer. You can also apply a weed and feed twice a year but only in the cooler months of spring and fall. These are general fertilization guidelines and you should consult our experienced staff as your specific yard may have different fertilization needs based on soil composition and environment. Remember with fertilizers you truly get what you pay for so please take that into account.

Irrigation System Considerations

To ensure that grass continues to thrive and stays healthy an efficient irrigation system is essential.  

 

Have a professional plan your irrigation layout.  Your yard or commercial property likely features more than just grass.  It is important that the shrubbery and flowers receive the correct amount of moisture as well – and that means correctly placed sprinkler heads.  Install too many or too few, and you will see problems arise.

 

Overwatering, though seemingly proactive, can be one of the worst things you can do for a lawn.  Follow the guidelines set forth by the sod experts at Tom’s Sod to ensure that your sod receives just the right amount of needed moisture.  Sodden grass will not thrive.

 

Under-watering is an understandable concern during the hot summer months.  Avoid crispy, dead grass.  Pay attention to the daily needs of your sod, as well as the water restrictions that are currently in place.  It is possible to maintain healthy sod during times of restriction, but you may need to be very exact with your watering strategy.

Mowing Sod

Following correct mowing methods can do wonders for the growth and the health of your grass.   Start mowing new grass at the highest possible blade setting.  Resist the urge to mow the grass too short as this will cause scalping.   Over the next few months after installation you can gradually decrease height of blades to approximately 3”.  Always keep your mower blades sharp as dull blades will injure and tear grass can lead to other problems.